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in los angeles and i got a ticket 20 years ago and never did it again and i think we need to make the pedestrians aware of the rules and they must respect traffic as well and there needs to be outreach there. >> mr. lagos. >> yes, this is a very interesting question and it affects everybody, and i come from a city originally where the cars are king, los angeles, and one of the reasons i came here because the car isn't king here, but for pedestrians it is a problem, and i support reducing automobile traffic in certain parts of san francisco because i think there are parts of san francisco dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists and i would support any proposal to reduce traffic and those zones in san francisco that have been shown to be dangerous for pedestrians. >> all right. thank you sir. mr. rogers. >> i hope this doesn't seem like a continual drum beat but if they make the park merced project go forward there is going to be a lot more traffic on 19th avenue. with that said i know the cameras are slowing people from going across the yellow lights into the red lights and i th
. there is what is called a neighborhood center. one is just being constructed now in chinatown in los angeles. and they are also trying a model called express stores which have even smaller 15,000 square feet or so of just fresh food. so we assume the model of a supercenter. we put it in district 6, assuming south of market would have more potential for a large store than some of the other districts in san francisco. but it could be located in other neighborhoods as well, but we needed to pick one to apply this model. and what we show then here and based on the loss that they recorded in chicago, we applied that to the square footage of our stores here, using the department of public health database of our current industry and current number of establishments. so within the district of the new store and that is what is shown here, within the first year, the impact would be a closure of 37 establishments. in terms of jobs, because those stores -- we don't have specific numbers -- but they range from usually 1-4 employees. these are small, corner stores, and small establishments. so the r
, the great artist had its head in [inaudible] that was in los angeles a couple of days ago, will be in berkeley tomorrow and then after that in new york of course, so there you are, that is how we are civilized together, how we are human beings that try to push ahead san francisco, paris, two cities that are destined to understand everything and do the maximum understanding because san francisco and paris believe in progress, know that it's difficult that progress of a factor of human development, we don't want to forget anybody, we want to shoulder each other, help each other so that the two cities, san francisco and paris be the most attractive cities in the world but also the most smiling cities in the world, the most -- the cities that are worth your affection and that express to the rest of the world their taste of friendship, fraternity, friendship and for that we have to be together, we have to wan -- want to draoe yait toing and we want to make sure that this memorandum of understanding, this understanding between paris and san francisco be a final way of saying t
with you in san francisco. while i was raised in los angeles, we are only a stone's throw away. whatever happens in l.a. and san francisco, we are married. i have always used that, in terms of my professional career. mayor, i want to thank you for your leadership and enthusiasm. obviously, you have done tremendous work here. you have turned the unemployment rate, where it was so high. we know that some many families were suffering, and businesses were hurting, and people of all ages were looking for hope. we know here in san francisco that they have good leadership, people who are accountable, who want to make sure everybody receive some relief. it is coming together. you have just given, i think, my speech. this is about giving partnerships together. all of you here today -- especially, i want to hear from the young people. but more importantly, to think the business partners. to be honest, i often get asked -- you are in charge of the department of labour. how many jobs have you created? i do not create jobs. i help incentivize partners. thank you for your enthusiasm. and also to all o
this discrepancy. so for los angeles this last year i think the latest year they have is 2010 under the cal dodge website they list the category for hispanic arrests and for los angeles it's 157,253 revenues. oakland 11,000 arrests. sanity clara, 19,000 and a small county -- not small but a less densely populated county. saying the wrong name bp so it >> i'd like to know what the data is. >> so when an officer makes a contact, and you put a -- you run a subject say on the radio through dispatch to find out what's going on and the person's of hispanic decent, normally an officer will say i'm talking to so and so, white male latin, date of birth, blah, blah, blah. and so 911 will put that in as wm, which is white male. and there is no box for latin. it's just wm. so just as director giffen is saying, in every single incident, an officer might say black male latin, asian male latin but the latin will be the third designator and there's no pox for that for us. going backwards. going forwards we're tbg to report all 19 ethnicities. and if somebody asks somebody, what ethnicity are you, you look at the
. at the request of supervisor campos the city requested a comparison of ethics in san îg:]Ñand los angele identifying ways our ethic laws could be strengthened. as supervisors, what if anything would you propose to strength the city's ethics laws. i will start with mr. davis. >> strong ethic laws are essential. what is happening with our sunshine task force and hope davis can speak to this since she recently served on the task force. these need to be strengthened and one problem we have is around enforcement. i would like to see more of the ethical violations of larger committees, some of which are operating, for instance, in some shady areas of law. one was the run he ed run, the committee for mayor ed lee last year and the campaigns that aren't swaying the politics of city, the way the run ed run campaign did. so i think that is one the issues and improving our good government and ethic laws in san francisco. >> miss breed, would you like to address the question? do you want me to repeat it? >> yes. >> sure. a recent chief civil grand jury report, at the request of supervisor c
of the instruments that best gave me an idea of our system, we talk about new york and boston, los angeles, a very good documentary film. we have a very good documentary film on hetch hetchy. when we are talking about education, we need to invest in an instrument such as that so that huge amounts of people can get the best type of education from the best type of experts presented to them so that it can be repeated again and again and again in our schools, in our high schools, in our middle schools, in our colleges, in our universities. having done that, then we can thensfgov or some other pbs to reach the general public. we need to think about that so that if we have a media expert onsome of us think about outreah like going to focus groups. that is all good, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. as one who represents the first people, my concern at has been stated by some of the speakers here is that we cannot afford to use hetch hetchy water, good water, to flush our commodes. that is a crime, so as these new buildings come up, we have to emphasize gray water. we are now embarking on an educa
has happened. i think jerry west is responsible as a great player and architect of all the los angeles lakers' championship teams and a member of our executive board involved in every player-personnel decision that the warriors make it. we purchased a dame last week that played in bismarck, north dakota and this december that team will began play in santa clara was the santa clara warriors in the new arena that we're constructing in santa clara. we hired mark jackson as the coach. but this is not about waiting five years for a great new arena to become a great franchise. we are heavily investing in both the team and the fan #kg:íw experience now. this summer there has been more investment about $11 million in oracle arena than there has been any other time since the major renovation in 1999. and one thing i would probably not expect you to recognize on that slide is a 7' center, which usually doesn't go along with the warriors. andru gagot, one the top centers in the nba will begin play for the warriors in about a month from now. part of the fan experience is in the arena, warriors fa
for the seniors. if los angeles can do it, we can do it. let's be a catalyst. i want to state, when you see a senior smile, it is a beautiful thing. many will smile. commissioner wu: thank you. >> good evening. as a gay man and, -- not only are people disabled and gay and senior, they're also very active or have wheelchairs'. -- very @ schreck -- baraitriia or have wheelchairs'. we will be the only project that has accommodations for all of those. l.a. does not have that. these people are putting up 110. they need to be allowed to do so. thank you. commissioner wu: thank you, sir. a couple of more names. [reading names] >> good afternoon, commissioners. i live just a few blocks from this project. we concur that this is a very important sites. we have been working for many years through several iterations to make sure this project is a good project. we think it has come a long ways. it is much better than it was. the site plan is more interesting, the architecture seems to be coming along. i want to talk about some urban design issues with this project. i am an architect and i do not believe
the united states and i traveled to los angeles with our mayor at the time and what an event. and now a few months later, san francisco is probably hosting the seminar with the ministry of commerce. it shows that our golden mountain continues to attract chinese. has never stopped since the 1800's and because san francisco continues to be the city of innovation and full of peril spirit, we will continue to seek an inflow of inbound chinese businessmen and investors. may i invite our mayor, edwin lee, to the podium? [applause] >> thank you. good morning. i want to of course repeat our warm welcome, ladies and gentleman, to the vice minister and his delegation here. to the council general and his wonderful work and to our lieutenant governor, gavin newsom is here. our senior adviser, mr. rossi and those of you from fremont and san jose and around the bay area, thank you for being here on this first china-united states state and regional economic and trade discussion. as you know, san francisco has been home to the biggest and the oldest chinatown in the united states. and so, there could not b
was hosted by petco park in 2006. the sec and was hosted by dodgers stadium in los angeles in 2009 -- the second one was hosted by dodger stadium. team japan is the reigning world baseball classic champion, having won both the 2006 and 2009 titles. we're hoping at&t park brings better luck to the u.s. team. i wanted to close with a little bit of sad news. as many of you know, earlier last week, kathy lakari -- bakari passed away. longtime member of the san francisco waterfront. leaving a legacy, not the least of which is strong storage chip on behalf of the fishermen's memorial chapel. also, their huge support of the port, having a magnificent fish processing center at pier 45. kathy is well-loved and respected, and she will be missed. if it is ok to the commission, led to adjourn in her name that is ok. that concludes my report. >> thank you. any public comment on the executive director's report? hearing none, we will move to the next item. >> 7b, request approval to clarify the policy related to contracting authority delegated to executive director chapter 6, section 6.60 and the
corporations. we have mayors across the country that have come on board, even the mayor of los angeles. also in philadelphia, detroit. they are all coming in with their own sense of, "my goal is 5000 jobs." i bet we can still get more mares to jump on board. so we are not done. we still have more to do. the fact that we can set this up through the department of labor, our own internet, and put this up and create a job bank, where we can interchange and work with our partners to make sure that employers can list the jobs and that young people can go on very easily and get more information. the point is that we need to have some structure for young people. young people right now and need this. our communities need it. we are able to do it, and we should be doing it. the president is strongly behind this effort. while we know we still need to do more, we need to talk about expanding programs year round for youth, for dislocated workers, and for our veterans. we have a lot of veterans coming home who are between the ages of 18 and 24. the qualify for these programs. some of them will come back w
>> it's all the mayors from new york, to boston to los angeles and we all get together twice a year and we're exchanging stories of how we're trying to make our cities successful. >> do you all talk at once? [ laughter ] >> we usually do. we usually do. but this year, they listened to what san francisco was all about. and so at our advice, they created a task force on technology and innovation from the rest of the mayors and they made me the chair. so i get to chair that and i get to introduce all of the technology/innovation that we're doing in san francisco, offering samples to the rest of the cities across the country and have them interact with us. we're onto our third meeting and it's virtual meetings, as well as physical meetings. >> the mayors? >> the mayors, and they are excited about this because they know there is job-creation at the end. >> by the way, the other mayors when you go to their cities and go to the airport, it's always mayor xyz welcomes you. in san francisco it's small letters ed lee welcomes you and underneath that is the logos of ten san francisco tec
said the reason blacks aren't working is because of proposition 209. i was in los angeles a month ago and they say proposition 209 is the reason black contractors are not working there. the law has stepped in the way where, today, african-american contractors are not -- not one job in san francisco, are african-americans working on. but a japanese company is controlling 90% of the work in san francisco -- homes, webcore and they do not hire african-american. and i'm saying that something's got to be done. and you guys -- the supervisors, and whether you know it or not, one day this is going to boil over. and when it does, everybody will say they don't know anything about it. but as i was telling some guys the other day, most of you don't know, i'm a veteran, and a disabled american, a war veteran. and i don't understand how i can be in the military, and fight for a country that they got laws now that prevent us from working in it. something is wrong with this whole thing. and particularly the city of st. francis to say there's not one, not one african-american firm working on any job
sat with six top staff from the los angeles building department who visited san francisco to learn about our procedures and code enforcements and inspects and plan review we discussed earlier in the last item. * inspections at the recommendation of acting director huey, we will be establishing a new committee to recognize and award outstanding dbi employees on a quarterly or annual basis. an initial organizational session was held yesterday and i was there. vice president mar was there. i was pleased to be part of this new committee. other members include emilie morrison and jeffery mar and bill strawn. it was a good discussion and as i joke with bill in good fashion, we find issues we want to address first before we can agree on it. we'll have another meeting and the goal here is to have this program in place here starting next year and do it on a quarterly basis. i think it will be a very, very good policy to have in place to recognize all the -- particularly the people in the dbi family who are doing a great job and recognizing them on a quarterly basis. finally, a reminder th
and the superintendent of oakland and the superintendent of los angeles. we were together recently and the mayor mexed me and said thank god we're in san francisco and oakland and l.a. have other challenges ahead of them and i think one of the things i want to highlight is the relationships that we have and the relationships that have been built in particular in the superintendent zones because i think we've recognized that community really matters and when we got the sig funding we were embattled with our communities. this was two and a half years ago and we -- people were reluctant and we took a risk and i am glad that we d i am glad that we kind of said this is unacceptable for any of us and should be unacceptable for you as well, and we took some big chances and fortunately we came out ahead and i am grateful for that because it was one of the scary moments that for years and years none one has been willing to take that chance and we did. i feel like we're starting to be better about getting ahead, and forecasting what the challenges will be. thinking more about prevention than fixing things aft
in berkeley. * i want to take the time to appreciate you for inviting me in today. i have worked in los angeles and las vegas on environmental outreaches, saving the canyons in red rock to heal the bay in santa monica and areas like that. i saw this an opportunity to be part of my new place. i moved to the bay area in december so i have just started becoming acclimated but wanted to start giving back because it is a fantastic place. i saw this an opportunity to be part of the board and use the expertise and give that back to the project and be part of the action committee. i wanted to thank you. appreciate all you have given me. hopefully within the next few yearsly be able to give back and do everything i can to make the board have that extra facet of environment allism. >> thank you. >> motion. >> thank you for your willingness. we depend on our citizen's advisory committee and input. >> a member of the public wants to address you on that. director lloyd? >> aye. >> ruskin. >> aye. >> ortiz? >> aye. >> chair kim. >> aye. >> that is four ayes. item nine is approved. * >> can we please
. this is 1984, los angeles. this is 2002, salt lake city. this is 2004 in greece, athens. and this is 2008, jing beijing, china. somebody told me i'm the only person in the united states who carried four torches. i don't know and i don't care. one thing, i know that in short time this torch will go to the museum in san francisco. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you very much, supervisor mar. why don't we go back to our speakers with regard to the eight washington hearing and let's hear from the next person in line. >> thank you, president chiu. thank you supervisors. a pleasure to be here. i'm brendan dun gan. i -- the things they've done is fantastic. i'm here in support of eight washington and the process they've been through. i think the repeal is not the kind of process the project should be going through. i'm a licensed architect in california, and that's one of the largest issues, is having some known quawn quantity when a project goes forward for development. and seven years i think they've been engaging the community, they've listened to the community, advisory committees, they've ma
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